EHDC latest news

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The latest news section of the website provides an archive of all our press releases. Each item is appropriately time stamped and correct at the time of being published.

Having fun in the district, safely

09 Jul 2020
If you are planning to swing by any of the 12 play areas in the district, please don’t seesaw with safety. Play areas are now being reopened and East Hampshire District Council wants to ensure you and your children enjoy using them, safely. Information signs will be installed with guidance on how...

Whitehill & Bordon regeneration work continues despite coronavirus crisis

07 Jul 2020
Work on the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon has been forging ahead despite the lockdown. The town is undergoing a £1 billion regeneration, transforming it from a garrison to a green, healthy and connected town. While much of the country has been shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus...

Council makes more businesses eligible for share of £904,000 grant fund

02 Jul 2020
East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) has taken unprecedented steps to ensure that more businesses with less than 50 staff can qualify for coronavirus-related grants. There were 162 applications to the first round of grants from EHDC’s Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. Grants to a total...

Return to High Street

01 Jul 2020
A column by Cllr Richard Millard As a country our focus now has expanded from the immediate response of saving lives to restoring livelihoods and restarting our economy. Once again, councils have a critical role in this and we are working in partnership with others to re-open our High Streets,...

Community partnerships providing support through coronavirus outbreak

24 Jun 2020
An award-winning Whitehill & Bordon partnership more used to encouraging healthy living among residents has widened its work to provide support for people affected by the coronavirus crisis. The Whitehill & Bordon Healthy New Town Partnership normally works to improve wellbeing and reduce...

Ready for a safe return to the high street

12 Jun 2020
On Monday (15 June) many high street shops selling non-essential items will reopen their doors for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began and East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) is ready to help shoppers and businesses. The council has enlisted friendly high street helpers to visit...

Arts Council funding supports digital arts projects at The Phoenix Theatre

04 Jun 2020
The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre in Whitehill & Bordon will record people’s experiences during the coronavirus outbreak as part of an exciting new arts project. The 35 from GU35 is a digital project which will select 35 people living in the GU35 postcode to record their coronavirus...

Know anyone that needs support? We are here to help

02 Jun 2020
Throughout the coronavirus outbreak a huge effort has been made by councils, community groups and volunteers to make sure no-one is left without the supplies they need. East Hampshire District Council trying to make sure no-one is missing out on the available help. If you know someone that might...

Winners of children’s wildlife art competition announced

02 Jun 2020
The winners of the East Hampshire District Council tree wildlife art competition have been announced! There were over 70 entries, all showing the important relationship between trees and wildlife, so thank you to every single person who sent in a drawing, painting or any other artistic...

Keep your mental health in mind

28 May 2020
We take mental health very seriously at East Hampshire District Council, both for our staff and councillors and for the residents we serve. Last week was Mental Health awareness week, a national movement aimed at encouraging people to speak up if they are struggling to cope. Of course, this issue...